Undergraduate | LTU-ENV1CSS-2023
Climate, Sustainability and Society
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- 31 July 2023
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What you'll learn
1. Recognise the varying vocabulary and basic concepts associated with the studies of climate, sustainability and society.
2. Using provided information about a sustainability issue, synthesise a reasoned view on the issue.
3. Analyse a climate change based scenario by collecting and using appropriate information to present a written response to a community group.
4. Use a variety of resources to research climate change scenarios.
- • Earth’s climate and climate change.
- • Science of climate change.
- • Economics and climate change.
- • Social Sciences and Taking Action.
- • The business of climate change and denialism.
- • Sea level rise and extreme weather events.
- • Flora, fauna, agriculture and human health.
In this subject, students will examine the challenge of climate change that affects contemporary local and global societies from a multi-disciplinary approach. Students are introduced to the basic principles of the scientific, economic and sociological approaches that underpin the current debate. Through a problem-based approach, students develop a recognition and understanding of the causes and impact of climate change and the responses of science, society and business to this. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how our actions and choices affect the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems-now and in the future.
- One Synthesis task (750 word equiv). This task requires students to work in a team to synthesise reasoned information and communicate this information in an oral presentation. (20%)
- Online and workshop activities (1500 word equivalent in total). Formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshops. (50%)
- One case study of a climate change scenario. 1500 word report. (30%)
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